a support and resource group for home education

Research

When getting started on something against the norms, like homeschooling, research can always give you a solid ground.

  • Read about the numerous benefits of homeschooling.
  • Read about the origin and weaknesses of modern form of schooling.
  • Write down what in particular draws you to homeschooling and what interests you about the other families that homeschool.
  • Write down your concerns, if any, about homeschooling and try to find specific answers to them, through books, internet or experienced people.
  • Look at what the modern educationists are saying about conventional schooling and the alternative methods of education.
  • Study some statistics about number of homeschoolers around the globe and their success rate in standardized tests and university admissions.
  • Find out about famous people in history who were homeschooled for some or major part of their lives.
  • Familiarize yourself with the self-driven style of education which the early generations of Muslims followed, making them lead the world in various fields of Islamic knowledge,science and arts.

In this way you’ll be able to clearly weigh the pros and cons of homeschooling for your family and make a firm decision.

Legal Requirements
Find out if there are any official requirements to homeschooling where you live. In some regions you may be required to fulfill some legal requirements, such as submitting a curriculum description and study schedule or providing regular progress reports and test scores. Some countries may have strict regulations such as following one core curriculum and meeting the school-year milestones, while some may have none. Be sure to find out about any regulations that apply to you and how to deal with them.




QUESTION TIME
FAQ: Without school, how will children learn to respect authority and follow rules?
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